The Pointer Sisters' Ruth Pointer is STILL so Excited!!!


We were honored to have the fabulous, effervescent Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters on the show to share some of the highlights of her long lived and well deserved show biz career. The Sisters catalog contains a truly diverse mix of music from jazz, soul, r&b, rock, pop and even country! What is evident is anything they lent their voice to was imbued with a passion and soulfulness grounded by their gospel upbringing. 
The Pointer Sisters are a true American Treasure and we are happy to see Ruth passing the torch to her daughters and granddaughters and chronicling her memoirs to preserve their legacy for future generations. 
Take a listen above to find out why WE'RE so excited that Ruth is still excited ;) 
SONGS from The Pointer Sisters included in this podcast
Yes We Can Can
Wang Dang Doodle
Chainey Do
How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)
Going Down Slowly
Dare Me
Pinball Number Count
Jump (For My Love)
Sweeping Through The City sung by Shirley Caesar


Joshie "Jo" Armstead - Soul Music Renaissance Woman


Joshie "Jo" Armstead has been involved with so many facets of the music biz and has written, produced and performed so much legendary music she is truly a name that should be on every soul music lovers lips! 
An extraordinarily charming and humble woman, Joshie sat down with us for two hours reminiscing on her early days with The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, working on a writing team with Ashford and Simpson, writing hits for Ray Charles, owning her own label, recording on the legendary STAX label, performing in a Broadway show written by none other than Melvin Van Peebles and so much more. The conversation is peppered with so much of the classic music that weaves throughout this talented woman's career.
Also on deck with Kyle and myself is Sweet Spot honorary fam Christian John Wikane, music journalist extraordinaire. Christian is incredibly knowledgable and we are always happy to add him to the conversation! 
For more on this this musical powerhouse, please check out the Pop Matters article on Joshie here and keep an ear out for her as we know she has plenty of unreleased material in the vault! 

photo: Craig Bailey / Perspective Photo